The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, has explained the scrapping of Post UTMEs in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
Speaking after Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu announced the scrapping of the exam, Ojerinde said universities won’t conduct post UTMEs this year.
“There won’t be any written post-U TME but they would screen the candidates. It is a necessary thing to screen the candidates. ‘
’We agree and the Minister of Education also agrees but the issue of taking another examination is no longer going to happen,” he said.
He also said institutions were free to go above the 180 benchmark.
“180 benchmark is even, no one will go below it this year. Universities can go above it. This year, we have more than enough candidates because over 1.2 million candidates scored above 180, so we have enough candidates this year.